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Nov 24, 2012 7:30pm PST
local union 261 here in san francisco. the entity that we're referring to now is separate and apart from not just the local union but the foundation that many of you are aware that i participate in. this is a training center. it's a labor management cooperative. there are trustees. i'm not a trustee but it's important for us to make sure there is complete transparency, with respect to my relationship with the entity, they're all my brothers, we're all a family, but if there's any questions i'll be happy to answer those as well. >> president torres: so you're allowed to vote on this, is what you're saying. is there a motion? i think we're pretty well aware of the program. do we need comments? i don't think so. all right. have commissioner caen move and i'll second. >> commissioner moller caen: i will move the motion. >> president torres: those in favor say aye. >> ayes. >> president torres: item 12. is there public comment on the last item? i'm sorry. mr. decosta. we work so quickly for you. >> commissioners, what you have just done is you have maybe for the first time in the history
Nov 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
. employers say they rnt safe. at the walmart today, employees handed out fliers and carried signs. local union members joined the protest waging their support. >> a walmart spokesman called the headlines to mislead retailers. nine people are under arrest after a wall mart pmart down th spilled into the streets. police say they made the arrest after people refused to ghet off the streets. despite the protest, wall mart is reporting its best black friday ever. it's biggest selling item? towels. mo th more than $1.8 mill yonl of them. >> how did the early openings impact the shops? >> reporter: thaungs giving means something more than turkey. >> we are in crazy mode. for sure. >> co-owner jessica starkey does 25% of its annual business in the six weeks of the holiday season. >> we're downtown, oh, several times a week. >> i was born here. >>. and her husband. >> so you get to where you don't like to go to the big stores because there's crowds. >> they're aufl hoping the small business saturday markting campaign will help more ind pen dent stores. et's still hard to come peet. >>s r especial
Nov 26, 2012 10:30am PST
includes department of public works. it includes public utilities commission and the local unions and the park alliance and friends at bicycle coalition and the rand off institute and center for environmental yesterday. there are so many incredible partners contributing to making this city better and it's a special day so go team. [applause] >> just wanted to mention a few other partner who is are key to what the port tried to accomplish here along the waterfront, both here in bay view and throughout, so one of those key members is the coastal conservancy. they contributed $500,000 to the construction of the park back in 1999. in 2010 they contributed another $400,000 toward the construction of the eco center and played a role in the development of the bike way with additional $70,000 so i wanted to introduce amy hudzel from the coastal conservancy to talk a bit about these projects. [applause] >> thank you and thanks for including me and the coastal conservancy in this event. we are honored to play a role in the work going on here at heron's head and i am also reporting the san franc
Nov 19, 2012 4:30am PST
tests were scientifically valid. >>> the local union says its members has gone 16 months without a contract. the union says the port is demanding pay cuts despite having a surplus and that it's lying about port finances to the workers and public. workers will begin their strike at 9:00 tonight at the oakland airport. strike action at the port begins tomorrow morning. >>> right now it's just about 4:35. there is a rally planned at uc davis today to mark the anniversary of the pepper spraying of occupy protestors. it was one year ago yesterday that campus police sprayed protestors during a sit in. video of the incident went viral on youtube. the university eventually agreed to a $1 million settlement with 21 injured students. a critical review of the police chief also led to her retirement earlier this year. >>> a subcommittee of the san francisco board of supervisors will hold a hearing today to look at muni's performance and reliability. they hope to address several issues including hewn nigh's on time performance rate. they will also look into whether muni should continues to fund
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
at 11:45 with the united association local union 246. then they had lunch and 1:45 p.m. sacramento. they spoke to the sacramento teachers association and then 4:45 or now 5:00 here in san francisco at clancy industry and the governor will be with a -- at delancey street. and the governor will be with a number of san francisco leadership. ed lee will be here, as well as john burke of the california democratic party to speak to the crowd, dean vogel the president of the california teachers association. willie brown will be here. senator dianne feinstein. and finally the governor. of course, this is to get out the vote in support of prop 30. the last push that we'll see before election day tomorrow. at delancey street in mobile5, i'm ken bastida. back to you. >>> the governor not the only one with a vested interest in the fate of prop 30. cbs 5 reporter phil matier in the newsroom with who is behind the effort to defeat it. >> reporter: it's called mystery money coming in from arizona and it is the subject of investigations by both the attorney general and the fair political practices
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
announced an agreement between the golden state warriors, local unions, and community groups. the deal means the private company building the proposed basketball and performing arts venue on san francisco's waterfront will hire 25% of its workforce from the city of san francisco. now this proposal is still in the works. but if approved, the three-year construction project would create more than 4,000 jobs, about half of them permanent. >>> investigators are trying to find out the cause in an electrical fire at san francisco city hall. firefighters say an electrical panel started smoking, and activated the sprinkler system in the basement last night. this video taken by one of our producers shows some of the water damage inside. power was cut to some exterior lights, including the dome on city hall. and hundreds of people were escorted out of the building. fortunately no one was hurt. >>> toyota is recalling nearly three million cars worldwide due to the problems with their steering mechanism. in addition, toyota is also recalling several prius models due to a problem with the car'
Nov 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
signs. local union members joined the protest, lending their support. >> wages, benefits, those are all the things, again, walmart associate needs to feed their family. they can't do that on an hour. >> a walmart spokesman calls the strike, quote, an exaggerated publicity campaign aimed at generating headlines to mislead the retailers, customers, and employees. >>> if black friday is not your cup of tea, you're not alone. some shoppers are steering clear of the chain store shopping malls and spending their time and money on a different kind of shopping experience. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in berkeley with what that kind of shopping experience is. jodi? >> reporter: i'm on fourth street and berkeley, a street known for its unique boutique-style shops. while the area did brisk business today, in fact, you can see there are still plenty of shoppers out here, nothing like the images we saw from those big shopping malls and shoppers here are happy about that. >> i'm not looking for the biggest tv or the best deal on a blender. >> reporter: but christine and her daughter are
Nov 20, 2012 8:00pm PST
negotiations still have to be done for the port officials and the local unions. j. r. stone, kron 4 news, reporting in oakland. >>catherine: san francisco lawmakers have nearly decided to ban for a public nudity. and a disturbing crime right before the holidays. two dozen computers from a san francisco grade school. reaction from students and how you are able to help. >> the new generation of portable computers. gabe slate tech report been on the san francisco grade school has been robbed. they are now trying to scramble on how to conduct these computer glasses. >> george washington carver elementary school was the scene where 27 computers stolen. >> they broke into the windows. they through w rocks at our windows. >> the police started the investigation right away but the school went on as usual. >> the burglar was at 1:00 a.m. the photograph, it has been stripped of the of the photos -- computers. >> shocked & said. >> the 250 students that were-sad-are at a loss. >> they have been taking from the kids we're already struggling with other issues. >> that is pretty sad how could they do
Nov 7, 2012 7:30am EST
dismissing their employees, and local labor unions say thousands of workers in the mining industry would probably lose their jobs over the next few years. >> it's been a once-in-a-lifetime boom situation, and the key issue i think is really about how you manage that boom and bust cycle. >> the australian government released a white paper last month looking at how the country could take advantage of asia's rise this century. some experts warn the region could be a source of uncertainty and that the government needs to prepare for that uncertainty. >>> that's all for now in business news. >>> clear skies in tokyo, but it looks like a different story in northern japan. robert speta is here with weather. >> across portions of hokkaido you're seeing rough weather. you can see the spin on the satellite picture. it's attached to a potent storm system that already brought about 300 millimeters in the past 24 hours in portions of hokkaido. that's record breaking for the month of november. not to mention, you've been seeing reports, over 100 kilometer-per-hour winds pushing along the west co
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
feasible. also today, you're looking at it, mayor lee announced an agreement between the local unions and community groups if that arena is built. it would mean the private contractor will hire 25% of the workforce from the city of san francisco. >> it just shows me that the investors working with -- have confidence in the city just as our communities and people working, whether it's laborers or carpenters or construction workers, we have confidence that the lawyers will continue this effort working with the city. >> proposed arena would be built along the water front, piers 30 and 32. if it gets the ultimate green light the 3-year project would create 4,000 jobs, half of them would be permanent. >>> all right let's get sports. the comcast sportsnet newsroom. any word on alex smith? >> if you're a gambling gone and betting on alex smith starting this monday night against the chicago bears. the 49ers quarterback has been cleared to take part in limited practice. he was wearing a black jersey that means you can't touch him. off limits for contact and he can talk and did so today. >> i feel
Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
safe in the stampedes with the sales. employees handed out flyers and carried out signs. local union members lent their support. >> wages, benefits, those are all the things that a walmart associate needs to feed their family. they can't do that on $8 an hour. >> a spokesman calls the strike an exaggerated publicity campaign aimed at generating headlines to mislead retailers, customers and employees. the company is having its most profitable black friday ever. >>> black friday is wrapping up. now it's time for small business saturday. many people avoiding the big chain shopping and looking forward to buying local. jodi hernandez has more on that. jodi? >> reporter: i'm at ford street and berkeley, a street where the majority of stores are small business owner operated. merchant here very much want shoppers to take part. they say the push to buy local is a win-win for everyone. >> let's put the money where it counts. >> reporter: natalie of oaklandish is urging shoppers to kick off the shopping season at a place like this campaigns like plaid friday, in the black, and small business saturday
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the crease -- cease and dee says orders. -- desist orders. local 1020 union members say this rally was sparked by two things, the fact that more than 220 maritime and airport workers had been without a contract for 16 months, and profited by recent reports uncovered by ktvu about questionable expenditures. some included a 4500-dollar bill at a houston strip club, and hundreds of dollars at places like massage parlors, and bars suspected of being involved in prostitution. >> the way everything is, nothing is getting cheaper, he gallon of gas, gallon of milk, groceries. and i felt cheated and disgusted by it and where is this money going. >> reporter: port officials have hired an independent law firm to etch question the expenditures. the young wants the federal -- union wants the federal government to do its investigation. port wants workers to give back 15% of their salaries and pay more for healthcare. he spokesperson sent you this statement saying the port worker are the best compensated for classification of public sector work. if there is no resolution to this labor dispute by
Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> reporter: the folks here at local labor unions like the way it is going tonight with measure d. the south bay labor council is a powerful coalition of unions. they were careful not to call it a victory speech but if this passes it will touch a lot of lives. >> anyone know what this means tonight? 50,000 people in san jose, the tenth largest city in the country, are going to get a raise. [ cheering ]. . >> another 20,000 people are going to see their pay increase because the people they're managing are making more money. 70,000 people's lives are going to get better. >> reporter: and so again, it would have a ripple effect. the bosses of all those people working and managing those minimum wage workers. the guy making $10 an hour probably has to make $12 an hour because of measure d. however, the silicon valley chamber of commerce says that likely businesses will have to cut back hours and that 3100 jobs would be lost. not a big deal. tonight they're focused on partying that measure d will pass. >>> one of the contentious races in san jose is a runoff for the district 8 city coun
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
local union 79. >> reporter: two men both with military backgrounds. >> i'm not afraid to stand up for my country and i put my life out for almost 20 years is i am not afraid to do it again. >> my myself am a u.s. army veteran. >> you see the island house. >> reporter: they work in related fields. >> when i was in desert storm, i guided a lot of these aircrafts in on targets when we was taking out the enemy. >> i like to say we don't build the ships, we build the shipyards. >> reporter: they support different candidates. >> president barack obama. >> i'm voting is republican ticket. >> reporter: but it's about improving a damaged economy. >> i'll ian say bush did it. president obama said that he was going to fission it. >> we can't do anything if we don't have a job. all the other issues kind of get you know fall secondary because if you're not able to provide for your family. >> reporter: this part of virginia is unusual. here, sequestration is an especially unwelcome word. >> it's the worry that if those budget cuts actually take place january 1st, that -- that the economy is goi
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
local union leaders to capitol hill to push members of congress to let the bush tax cuts expire and leave social security untouched. one positive to emerge from negotiations so far has been that for the first time in recent memory, republicans have expressed an openness to increased revenues which means the choke hold grover norquist and his tax pledge held on republicans may be loosening. frank bruni thinks republicans devolved into dummies and nor west was their ventriloquist. not everyone saw norquist as the cause of the problem. defending him truth is that mr. norquist doesn't have such power. the voters do. he had the wit to channel the electorate's limited government beliefs into a single issue enforcement mechanism. long-time ally of norquist, jack abramoff who joins me in a moment said simply, news of grover's demise is premature. but in recent interviews, norquist has begun to sound like a petulant leader on the way out. >> the pledge is not for l.i.e. everybody who signed the pledge including peter king, who tried to weasel out of it, shame on him as the new york sun said
Nov 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
michael ginter, member of operation engineers local three, a union here in san francisco. i would like to say this is a great project. an enhancement of the waterfront. we have over 400 members in our union who are out of work right now. they're losing their homes and health insurance. they need this job to protect their future. it would create jobs for everybody in the city. it's a win-win situation. it's a great addition to the city and it would give jobs to the residents also. thank you. >> okay. mr. chen and after that raishiel shay. >> good afternoon commissioners. good afternoon everyone. i am a member of chinese citizen alliance and i am here to speak on behalf of the proposed project. i live in san francisco for many years and i think it's important for san francisco to have its own basketball team and i remember and i know golden state warriors was once part of san francisco and i think it's time to them back to san francisco and i believe this is a good use of the portland and otherwise the land would be unused and good for business and in the area and give our city more reve
Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
been shut down, the union workers i talked to say the strike was a success. two picket lines in oakland one at the port one at oakland international airport, more than 200 workers with the local service employees international union are on a 24-hour strike upset that port executives want to cut wages and benefits and can't come to an agreement with the union. >> we have been without a contract over 16 months, that's not right. >> reporter: they shut down the port to make a statement to the executives. >> they haven't been honest, they haven't been negotiating in good faith. >> reporter: by the middle of the day no one was able to get in or out of the terminal. picketers covered all gates. on a typical day, the port loads about 10,000 trucks. many drivers were upset to lose a day's pay. >> none of us can make a living today. this is how we make our living, by pulling our freight out of here and delivering it to the customers. >> i'm losing $600. >> reporter: isaac with the port says the maritime area alone generates $8 million of economic activity per day. >> any disruption to th
Nov 4, 2012 4:00am PST
sensitive to that. we support local hires, for example, to the detriment of the union members that live outside of this county. those union members that live in san mateo county and those union members that live in marin county. the item before us, i see is slated to go before the san francisco board of supervisors. those officials, they don't have those same concerns. they solely represent or concern themselves with the plight of working people who live here in this town. that is why i'm inclined to move this item along for their consideration. because while i always love to see a whole bunch of big strong working guys in a room, i think the conversation probably is better had over there. and i think it would be wrong for us to -- it would be wrong for us given the fact that we do have a labor management partnership. i know exactly who represents the employers and it really is about creating those work opportunities. i'm going to also say that i'm going to make myself available, not just to the people that are members of these labor organizations that i mentioned, but also the other or
Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
hats here. i'm also a field representative with the carpenters union, carpenters local 152 in manteca in which i cover seven counties. and through this we've had opportunities for our members to work on that project and the several projects you've had out in our area. so, it's been really good in creating opportunities for the smaller contractors, micros, byness contractors and just for all. we've also worked with community-based organizations here in our community. we just put a lot of local young men and women to work, sometimes coming right out of high school. some kids, -- spareable also here with you who is from the community-based organization out in my area. and it's been a great opportunity for these young kids because sometimes they would otherwise not have the opportunity to go into an apprenticeship program or any others. so, because of this language in which you guys have created out there in this area, you've also brought up to my area because some of the projects have been out there. likewise, we work very closely with brian thomas and iris martin lopez, and veronica. i
Nov 3, 2012 7:30pm PDT
. [speaker not understood] local 16, the eeoc and nrb, women and people of color who could not join the union and retaliated against if they said [speaker not understood]. case was reese endly settled for [speaker not understood]. * recently [speaker not understood] never investigate these charges. only one journalist of countless newspapers we contacted for help has ever dared tackle this story. she was fired before her story went to press. it is not known if her report will be published or not. we are asking that whatever you can to stop the [speaker not understood] and stop [speaker not understood]. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> good afternoon. john [speaker not understood] from san francisco. this is about human behavior. [speaker not understood] changed the time, but our basic instincts did not. our place i can [speaker not understood] syndromes for getting an adrenaline high, watching a batman movie at midnight with plenty of violence. we don't need any training, but just do r your thing. and it says, ask hollywood. if you can get people to plunder in their basic pledge of s
Nov 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
. >>> okay. [speaker not understood]. >> you can discuss the union but not any candidates. >>> [speaker not understood] for speaking out against local 16. he spoke on the record about making things right. 20 years later no one has had the courage to make this right. we are still blacklisted by this union and not been able to work. as members of local 16 we have the [speaker not understood]. we were told they didn't have to work because their husbands could take care of us. they whispered [speaker not understood] and we haven't. [speaker not understood] local 16, the eeoc and nrb, women and people of color who could not join the union and retaliated against if they said [speaker not understood]. case was reese endly settled for [speaker not understood]. * recently [speaker not understood] never investigate these charges. only one journalist of countless newspapers we contacted for help has ever dared tackle this story. she was fired before her story went to press. it is not known if her report will be published or not. we are asking that whatever you can to stop the [speaker not understo
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
teamsters local 311 saying the union could strike in 10 days. a notice is required by law when dealing with health care providers. >> it comes at a really unfortunate time. we are trying to work together with the community and put our arms around the community members and help them come back. >> that blood donation centers, the volunteers of the one who's -- the ones who agreed donors and the system after giving blood. full time staff members are the ones responsible for collecting health history, taking the blood, and transporting it. if they do strike, there is a backup plan. >> we will do everything in our power to bring in staff from other regions or train staff members that are not employees to run the blood drives. >> we have gone back and forth. we have are for up a very fair and competitive proposal that we feel confident about. >> we could not reach anyone from the teamsters local 311 tonight. i did get in touch with the national teamsters spokesman who says he does not know anything about the negotiations. >> some headway on that massive water main break. >> plus, a n
Nov 10, 2012 11:55pm EST
remarkable symbol of what is happening to journalism. locally, the owners of the "union tribune" just purchased the "north county times" -- the assets are collapsing in value. they bought it for $12 million, sold his house for $18 million. putting aside that, these properties can be acquired and done with resume. this is not an expensive problem defects. i think that is an important thing to remember. i have a budget of a little more than $1 million, which is a lot for a person like me. for a cultural institution for an impact with the entire city, that is not that much. museums are run on a higher budget. university colleges, professors in universities are on a bigger budget. the point is that if we want to solve this and realize we want to have more coverage, there are ways to do that. we have setup a society that knows how to find institutions with that kind of impact. the "texas tribune," we inspired them -- now they inspire us with their ideas and structure. >> they are treated from people from a "texas monthly magazine" wanted to focus on local politics? >> we were featured on t
Nov 29, 2012 10:00pm PST
local 258, the transport workers union, to approve -- improve attendance of operators. i think we as management have not been consistent on how we've managed that so we're partnering with them to come up with some consistent guidelines for how we do manage absenteeism and attendance. we also are looking at scheduling of the service, both generally looking at different times of year, different ways -- different kind of seasons to do a more fine grain and strategic seasonal adjustment so we don't have time, such as the week between christmas and new year's when we may be putting out more service than is actually needed which costs us more money and puts more wear and tear on the vehicles than is needed. we're also looking at individualized lines, where our schedule may not make sense based on different times of day or changes in traffic patterns or changes in routing. and these things will directly relate to either cost savings or improved ontime performance. >> supervisor elsbernd: is that over and beyond your analysis in the tep? >> yeah. so we're looking at one line a month, sitting
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